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Lamotte-Beuvron is a commune of about 5000 inhabitants in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France. The town is located in the historic region of Sologne on the banks of the Beuvron river, about 30 km south of Orléans.

Lamotte-Beuvron
Commune
Sainte-Anne church
Sainte-Anne church
Coat of arms of Lamotte-Beuvron
Coat of arms
Lamotte-Beuvron is located in France
Lamotte-Beuvron
Lamotte-Beuvron
Coordinates: 47°36′10″N 2°01′32″E / 47.6028°N 2.0256°E / 47.6028; 2.0256Coordinates: 47°36′10″N 2°01′32″E / 47.6028°N 2.0256°E / 47.6028; 2.0256
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Romorantin-Lanthenay
Canton La Sologne
Intercommunality Cœur de Sologne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pascal Bioulac
Area1 23.34 km2 (9.01 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4,798
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41106 /41600
Elevation 106–146 m (348–479 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

The French Federal Equestrian Park, one of the largest in Europe, is based in Lamotte-Beuvron.[1] Each July, the Federal Equestrian Park hosts the French Pony Championship, in which more than 15,000 participants compete.[2] It also houses the permanent offices of the French Equestrian Federation[3] and, since 2009, the Bureau of the National Association of the French Riding Pony.[4]

Lamotte-Beuvron is in the heart of "Grande Sologne,"[5][6] a forested area stretching over 1,930 square miles and containing hundreds of ponds, making the region a popular destination for hunting and fishing. Sologne is one of the richest regions in France in big game (including deer and wild boar) and game birds (including pheasants, doves and pigeons, and woodcocks.)

The town is the birthplace of the Tarte Tatin dessert, an upside-down apple pastry named after the Tatin sisters, who created it at their Hôtel Tatin, across the street from the Lamotte-Beuvron train station.[7]

Lamotte-Beuvron’s motto is "Hill yesterday, Mountain tomorrow" (« Motte hier, Mont demain ») which expresses the confidence of the residents in the expansion of the city.[8]

Lamotte-Beuvron is the "sister city" of Paris, Kentucky in the United States.[9]

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PopulationEdit

Year Pop. ±%
1793 346 —    
1806 371 +7.2%
1821 486 +31.0%
1831 547 +12.6%
1841 635 +16.1%
1851 812 +27.9%
1861 1,312 +61.6%
1872 1,680 +28.0%
1881 2,002 +19.2%
1891 2,202 +10.0%
1901 2,285 +3.8%
1911 2,702 +18.2%
1921 2,455 −9.1%
1931 2,671 +8.8%
1946 3,421 +28.1%
1954 3,321 −2.9%
1962 3,703 +11.5%
1968 4,073 +10.0%
1975 4,475 +9.9%
1982 4,345 −2.9%
1990 4,247 −2.3%
1999 4,251 +0.1%
2008 4,610 +8.4%
2013 4,798 +4.1%

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